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💻 Work Experience

Associate Lecturer and Researcher

(April 2024 - present) | Stockholm University

Lecturer within the fields of digital media, immersive technologies, and data science.

Founder / Technical Lead

(June 2018 - Present) | PortalSense

Startup aiming to transform real estate communication in developing countries with interactive archviz in VR. Responsible for the project’s vision and product development.. Check PortalSense for more details (in Spanish).


(June 2019 - March 2024) | Stockholm University

Research area in the data science group working on the intersection of behavioral analysis from bodily data, machine learning, and immersive technologies (VR/XR).

Consultant and Developer

(September 2017 - August 2019) | Multiple Projects

Design and development of VR-based solutions. Including firearms training simulator (USA), architecture visualization (Colombia), and healthcare (Sweden). Check the section Projects for more details.

Research Assistant

(February 2017 - August 2017) | Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, LARSyS, Portugal

Design, and development of a multimodal systems for mental health interventions. Using devices like HTC-Vive, KinectV2, and wearable sensor Zephyr. Programming Windows apps using C#, and Unity. Side projects: 3D-calibration tool for low-cost CAVE systems and visual scripting toolbox for physiologically adaptive systems.

Bioengineering Professional

(April 2015 - January 2017) | Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOS), Colombia

Support in the formulation, planning and development of applied-research projects for industry, applying computer vision and signal processing algorithms. Using several human-interface devices and libraries such as VRPN, OpenCV and Qt.

🎓 Education

PhD in Computer and Systems Sciences

(September 2019 - November 2023) | Stockholm University, Sweden This thesis contributed with frameworks and tools for the researchers, engineers, and designers that pursue the vision of having adaptive virtual reality experiences with human sensing and immersive technologies for productivity, well-being, or education. 📃See Thesis

MSc. Health Informatics

(September 2017 - May 2019) | Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Design, implementation, and management of projects related to digital health sensors and health information systems. 📃See Thesis

BSc. Electronics Engineering

(February 2010 - August 2015) | National University, Colombia

Emphasis on signal processing, hardware programming, control theory, and telecommunication.
GPA: 4.4/5.0 - Ranked 3rd/50 students.

🏆 Grants and Honors

  • 2023-2025: Co-applicant in research project to analyze non-verbal communication through time-series analysis in psychotherapies by Wallenberg Foundation. [4.5MSEK ~= 430KUSD]
  • 2022-2023: Seed funding for startup PortalSense by Fondo Emprender SENA Colombia. [80MCOP ~= 20K USD]
  • 2017-2019: Scholarship for studies at Master’s level, awarded by Swedish Institute. [~600K SEK = ~60K USD]
  • 2013-2015: Grant Roberto Rocca for tuition fees during undergraduate studies, awarded by Ternium. [~2000 USD]
  • 2009-2010: Grant for technical/vocational training in Computer Systems, awarded by CHEC. [~3000 USD]


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